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Flash video not seen in Firefox iframe embed (sound works)

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1. View main page here:  http://www.trishah.com/test/
2. Problem is with the page that loadw into the iframe (to the right of menu) from the 3rd link down on the left side accordion menu titled "Flex Protex Advanced Formula".
3. Original flash movie page can be found at: http://itvventures.com/FlexProtex.aspx?ID=www
4. Link to the flash movie that I'm using is: http://mediafiles.itvventures.com/ventures-shows/flex.swf
5. Page works correctly in FF2 when not in iframs: http://trishah.com/test/flex_protects_advanced.html

The movie runs fine in IE, however, in FF2 I can hear the sound but there is no visual.

The ISP server hosting the pages is on Linux.

FYI: I know nothing about flash so please be clear with any explanations.  Thanks.
<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="300" height="250" id="header_home" align="left">

<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />

<param name="movie" value="http://mediafiles.itvventures.com/ventures-shows/flex.swf" /><param name="loop" value="false" wmode="transparent" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /><embed src="http://mediafiles.itvventures.com/ventures-shows/flex.swf" loop="false" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="300" height="250" name="header_home" align="left" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />

</object>

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Try to make the video smaller or the region in the middle broader so that the video has place to show.
To me it looks like as if there's not enough place in the iframe for the video to show (that might be a firefox issue, but it's worth a try).
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Oh, another thing I found out:

There's a syntax error in your flash parameters. Currently it reads:

<param name="loop" value="false" wmode="transparent" />

But it should read:

<param name="loop" value="false" />
<param name="wmode" value="transparent" />

but I don't think that this is the reason why firefox refuses to play this video when it's in the iframe...
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I figured it out!  It was a problem with DocType.  I needed to use 1.0 Strict for the accordion menu but 4.0 transitional for the flash.  So I put the accordion menu in an iframe so each page would have it's own doctype and now the flash movie works in Firefox.

thanks for your help agriesser.
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